Glass out of jail, Lucas Hernandez's family reacts
Jamie Taylor Orr, the mother of five-year-old Lucas Hernandez released the following statement Wednesday.
Orr's statement comes as Emily Glass, the woman who led a private investigator to Lucas' body, walked out of jail Wednesday afternoon.
Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett announced that no current charges are being filed in the case. He said the investigation remains open while investigators await Lucas' autopsy results.
Wednesday, Eyewitness News spoke with Lucas' great aunt who lives in New Mexico. She says she's upset that Glass was released.
She says she remembers Glass texting her family after she filed a report to the Kansas Department for Children and Families about Lucas.
"At the time Emily was sending threatening texts to my mother because she thought she reported her," she says. "She was threatening my mother and threats to other family members that they would never see him again."
She says she believes Glass killed her nephew.
"Regardless of whether or not it was an accident, I know that she abused by great nephew," she says. "Maybe it could have been an accident, but she was in jail for three months, and apparently had three to four interviews before she ended up in jail the first time, and none of that came out?"
She says she's upset Glass was released from jail and wasn't charged Wednesday.
"Now we’re hearing that she woke up and he was dead? I mean her story has changed so many times," she says. "How can anybody, especially the police, believe anything she said?"
Emily Glass was released from the Segwick County jail Wednesday afternoon. She wore sunglasses and covered her face with the white cloth but appeared to be emotional as she walked out to a gaggle of media and those who couldn't understand why she was being freed.
Earlier in the day, Sedgwick County District Attorney announced no charges would be filed in the case of Lucas Hernandez. Glass, who was arrested late Thursday night, following the discovery of Lucas' body, was initially booked on charges of obstruction and interfering with law enforcement.
A private investigator says Glass led him to the location where Lucas was found. She reported the boy missing from his home near Lincoln and Edgemoor on Feb. 17.
Wednesday marked Glass' second release from jail.
Exactly one week before her latest arrest, she was found not guilty of child endangerment in a separate case.
Now, Gass walks free again while the district attorney's office awaits the toxicology resutls from Lucas' autopsy report.
Emily Glass will be released from jail today.
This comes after Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett announced Wednesday that no charges would be filed at this time in the case of five-year-old Lucas Hernandez.
Bennett said investigators would continue to follow up on newly-developed leads and await the results of forensic examinations.
He said the autopsy report will not be final until the results of the toxicology exam are complete.
"This office will continue to actively work with law enforcement until the case is resolved," said Bennett.
Wichita police presented their case to the district attorney's office Wednesday morning.
Emily Glass is the live-in girlfriend of Lucas' father, Jonathan. She is also the woman who led a private detective to Lucas' body on Thursday, May 24.
Glass was being held in the Sedgwick County Jail on a single charge of obstruction of law enforcement. But again, the district attorney's office says at this time, no official charges will be filed against her.